NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday (January 25) addressed 1000’s of farmers at Mumbai’s iconic Azad Maidan the place the farmers had gathered to lend assist to the farmers who’re protesting at Delhi borders for over 60 days. Pawar hailed the farmers for coming to Mumbai all the way in which from Nashik and slammed the Centre for elevating doubts over those that are standing in assist of the farmers.
“We have seen for the past 60 days, without bothering about the cold, the sun, or rain, the farmers from UP, Haryana, and Punjab have been protesting. They (Centre) say these are Punjab farmers. Is Punjab Pakistan? They are our own,” stated Pawar.
Pawar claimed that the three agricultural legal guidelines, in opposition to which 1000’s of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and different elements of the nation are protesting, have been handed in Parliament with out a lot discussions. According to NCP supremo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led authorities on the Centre didn’t permit the opposition’s demand to carry a debate over the farm legal guidelines.
“We said ‘send it (the laws) to a select committee where people of all parties are there’. But the Central government said, ‘No discussion. We came with this and we will pass it without discussion. You all have come here to support’,” Pawar recalled.
“Today every farmer is saying first repeal these laws and then we can discuss,” he added.
Pawar, 80, stated that Mumbai had seen many agitations since pre-independence and accused the Centre of making an attempt to detroy the farmers by means of three new farm legal guidelines. “This government is trying to destroy farmers. And you have shown by your strength that you can topple such a government,” Pawar stated.
Referring to the farmers’ plan to march to the Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s residence to submit a memorandum in opposition to the contentious legal guidelines, Pawar stated, “You all are going to the Governor. But Maharashtra has not seen such a Governor before. He has time to meet Kangana Ranaut but not farmers. He should have been here to speak to you but he is not.”
It is to be famous that Governor Koshyari left for Goa as he holds further cost of the state.